Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1966-11-19
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Cold Rain And Snow
Pain In My Heart
Beat It On Down The Line
Cream Puff War
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Dancin' In The Street
Smokestack Lightnin' ->
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|Cold Rain And Snow|
|Pain In My Heart|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Cream Puff War|
|The Same Thing|
|He Was A Friend Of Mine|
|Dancin' In The Street|
|Smokestack Lightnin' ->|
|I'm A King Bee|
|In The Midnight Hour|
-- Dancin' In The Street cut due to reel flip
-- Slight overburn needed to fit onto one disc
- 2008-08-21 06:51:54
- Master Reel -> Dat -> CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC (1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)
- San Francisco, CA
- Run time
- SBD -> Master Reel
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Fillmore Auditorium
Subject: Take care, TCB
The two examples we have from November '66 have some of the best stuff from the year; though as a show 11/29 is better overall. This is the first show we have since 7/31, and the only one of this four-night run (the next we have is 11/29). It used to circ as 2/12/67, and apparently as 3/17/67 (confusing BITD of B&P, since the band sound had changed by March '67). I'm not sure what evidence we have that this is two sets, but I'll adhere to tradition. Maybe there's a song missing before Smokestack.
First Set. Cold Rain & Snow is a good launch. We have this Hi-Heel Sneakers, plus a '69, plus a Mickey & the Hartbeats, but this is best. Not so for Pain in My Heart: the one we have from July is better (they probably played it a lot during this period). Beat it on Down the Line-11 and Cream Puff are routine '66, and Same Thing is part average, part undeveloped. Though we have always considered Just a Hand to Hold a rarity, now we have a bunch of these (they played it all the way into 1970). But this somber, set-stopping lament was never as good as here, because it's better at midtempo, with Pig's bubbly organ; not as the funereal bummer-dirge it became in '69. It's also likely they played Dancing in the Street a lot in '66, though we only have six, including this partial [tape runs out].
Second Set. This is the only '66 Smokestack we have. In fact, we have one each from '66, '67 & '68. This is the Dead in-element-'66. This is what they play well and what Pig can sing/blow/destroy. (Jer briefly plays Teddy Bear's Picnic first; not on all sources). The rest are average '66. Midnight Hour is vampy, but check how Pig was asking for TCB a year before Aretha!
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: C+
Overall = 3 stars
Hi-Heel Sneakers - the best example
Just a Hand to Hold - also best
Smokestack Lightning - sing, blow, destroy
SOURCES: The miller_94106 has the best image and clarity, plus it has Dancing and the complete Same Thing. However, the channels are switched, and it runs too slow, needing +2% pitch correction. Others have out-of-order tracks, missing sections, or are speedy. The best-pitched is joshd_41-speed-fixed_75970 (still a bit sharp, but close enough for online streaming).
Subject: Just a heads up
Subject: just thanks
thanks from my midnight hour.
Subject: Great early Dead
Subject: Bill Summers...
Subject: 3/17/67 Winterland?
Regardless of the date, this is an awesome, awesome show - Cold Rain exemplifies an innocence that perhaps wasn't really there (the band likely dosed to the eyeballs), but considering Jerry's eventual fate there is a poignancy and sweetness to these early renderings. Cream Puff War is no-fooling-around jam, Dancin' smokes (while unfortunately, and perhaps forever, cut) and Pigpen gets his digs in with a LOT of air time on the mic - that Midnight Hour is as good as it gets.
But it's that Same ol' Thing that makes this show for me - god, they take us right into those smoky-blue blues halls with this, and then giddily double-time it for a sterling outtro jam - Bobby handled this song quite well in the 90s when they revived it, but Pigpen singing Same Thing in the mid-60s is, well, perfection!
Subject: Great Grate show
" Hi Heel Sneakers" in the first set gives us an idea of how the blues (in short "ditties") sounded in the early days. Really awesome.
The third set is why they (being the GD) used to say that in the earlier days, they were a backing band for PigPen.
Kudos to Mr. Miller
God Bless and Enjoy
Subject: Early Dead
Subject: 120% Grateful Dead
And how about that all-Pigpen second set?!!
Subject: Incredible bit of History
45 years old and sounds like it was just recorded yesterday! Needless to say, Pigpen's Same Things is worlds better than the version Bobby was pushing in the 90s.
Subject: right on the edge of chaos
Subject: this is the Grateful Dead
Subject: HOLY GOD WHAT JUST HIT ME.....
El Funko......play this to somebody who doesn't understand why I am addicted to the early Dead
Power throughout the show...The vibe is the real deal....makes my head bob and my feet bounce...
Subject: Epic Win.
My parents were infants when this was recorded. They are cynical ex-punks who HATE the Dead (and pretty much everything else). I, however, heard Joe Strummer when he said Punks Are Just Hippies With Zips. So... put on your high-heeled sneakers...
Subject: Billy K
The story is that Bill Summers was the name on Billy's fake ID. Don't know if that is true, but it is definitely true that Bill K and Bill S are in fact the same person.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" November 19, 1966 at the FIllmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Bill Graham introduces the band and says "on drums, in striped "T" shirt, Mr Bill Summers".
Looks like Kreutzman wasn't at this gig...huh? Guess not. Who was/is Bill Summers, and whatever happened to him?
5 Pigpen songs gets 5 stars.
5 Stars for the mix (Stereo Hi-Fi)
5 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
5 stars for the Charlie Miller Transfer
This is a "MUST HAVE" show for all collectors of the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Super rare version of Otis Redding's "Pain In My Heart" sung by Pigpen.
Hard to believe these guys were this hip in 1966.
I was in 6th grade in 1966.
The BEATLES had invaded the USA 2 years earlier. BEATLE MANIA was blinding.
Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry...
Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.
PS: Click on Charlie Miller's name and collect all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows, he has impeccable taste.
Subject: This just gets better and better